Purpose of our trip: For our two young sons to experience the wonder of Maine
How we traveled: Flew to Manchester, drove to Loon Cove…then off to Moose River cabin
The weather was: Very good…rained overnight…some early fog…mostly glorious weather in 70’s!
What we did: We canoed around lake, went for short hikes, loved swimming & floating around the float…went on the “Lively Lady” and learned about lobster fishing, saw seals, bald eagles, and even a pirate ship!
People we met: The blueberry folks up the way & the nice neighbor who lent us ketchup and saved the day for our son’s hamburger!
Places we would recommend: Wayfarer in Rockland was great family dining…also eating lobster rolls on dock in Camden. “Lively Lady” was great!
Favorite moments: As a residential architect, I enjoyed your cab…it brings us closer to our dream of owning one ourselves.

Guest from Bethesda, MDStayed at Loon Cove Escape during August of 2003

Purpose of our trip: Vacation – Year #2 at the cabin!
How we traveled: Auto
The weather was: 80-85 sunny
What we did: Ate lots of lobster, toured the coastline and spent most of the time swimming, fishing, & kayaking in the lake with our 3 dogs
Places we would recommend: Kate’s Seafood & Cappy’s (clam chowder) Buy lobster fresh off the boats and cook them up at the cabin.
Favorite moments: Kaitlin, 8yrs old, loves the loons. And mom catching bass under the dock while everyone else was casting out into the lake.

Guest from South Hadley, MAStayed at Loon Cove Escape during August of 2003

Purpose of our trip: Vacation – to see Maine, to get away, to have fun, to have it all!
How we traveled: By van
The weather was: Nice and quiet, cool fall Maine weather.
What we did: Viktor, Olga, and Victor went hiking, tried fishing. All of us enjoyed sitting on the porch near chimney; looking out to lake. We all ate, slept, ate, slept; slept some more, then ate and slept, and just enjoyed being up here.
People we met: A neighbor who is building now his getaway. Very nice person. We talked about how his relatives owned this land before, all around the lake, who lives here…
Places we would recommend: We enjoyed cooking outside and in the cabin, we’ve had enough city life and wanted to enjoy “Life in the cabin on the lake!”
Favorite moments: The peace and serenity of being here. We are looking forward to coming back here during summer (August?) next year, and the year after, and then again. And again. Thank you for the “magic!”

Guest from Agawam, MA

Favorite moments: When we climbed Mount Kineo, tried to go on golf carts, we saw 2 moose, fishing, kayaking, and tubing with boat.
How we traveled: Two Dodge Ram trucks and one Ford truck
Notes: We had an awesome time. This place is beautiful! We will be back next July! The beds are awesome!
Places we would recommend: Mount Kineo
Purpose of our trip: To get away and celebrate 4th of July.
The weather was: Sunny with a couple of showers, mid 70s.
What we did: Went boating, fishing, hung out at camp, and walked around the area a bit.

Guest from Benton, MEStayed at Kineo Escape during July of 2004

Favorite moments: Getting up on water skis for the first time. Getting stuck on Moosehead Lake when we couldn’t restart the motor on our boat. We got towed in by nice Mainers. Seeing Moose!
How we traveled: Arrived by car
Notes: We had a great time. Beds were wonderful!
People we met: The rest of our family including some from Norway.
Places we would recommend: The Black Frog, Mountain Motor Sports Rentals, the B-52 Bomber crash site, and hike Mount Kineo.
Purpose of our trip: Family vacation. This was our yearly one week vacation together.
The weather was: 70-80s first 3 days and 60s and rainy the rest of the week.
What we did: Spent time at Aunt’s house, went tubing, water skingin, canoeing, and swimming. We hiked, biked, rented ATVs and went moose watching. We went to a jazz concert. Some of us tubed down the river while the others hunted for driftwood. We visited Pebble Beach.

Guest from Medway, MAStayed at Kineo Escape during July of 2004

Favorite moments: Boating and enjoying the wonderful weather and environment.
How we traveled: Flew into Bangor and drove up.
Notes: Wish we had more time to relax in the cabin. We would love to come back! We wish we had seen a moose.
Places we would recommend: Indian Hill Trading Post
Purpose of our trip: Family Getaway
The weather was: Great-70s to 80s during day and 50s to 60s at night.
What we did: Boating on Moosehead Lake to Mount Kineo and surrounding area. It was a beautiful day! Drove to Moxie Falls and did some light hiking. Watched Mouse Hunt and played cards.

Guest from Norfolk, VAStayed at Kineo Escape during July of 2004

Favorite moments: Cabin is comfortable & filed with wonderful “extras”. Beds are great. Hiking Kineo, moose sightings, leisurely days on the lake.
How we traveled: 6.5 hours in car (worth the drive!) from MA.
People we met: Mike at the Birches, Tammy, chatted with many other “flatlanders”
Places we would recommend: Black Frog-creative menu and good service, Flatlanders-terrific chicken and chowder, and The Birches-for cocktails on the deck.
Purpose of our trip: Summer Vacation.
The weather was: Warm and sunny then cooler with occassional showers.
What we did: Kayaked, canoed, hiked Kineo (Indian trail is quite strenuous but worth the climb for the view from the fire tower), relaxed!, evening Moose adventure from The Birches-saw 5 moose, hiked area trails-saw moose and deer on the road to The Birches-great photos!

Guest from Belchertown, MAStayed at Kineo Escape during August of 2004

Favorite moments: Buster the beaver.
How we traveled: Aeroplane (London to Boston) and car
Notes: It is great fun here! I like it because it is made out of wood.
People we met: Buster the beaver and Merlin the moose at pond north of the Birches. Pizza man at Rockwood Village (good pizza but don’t dress up).
Places we would recommend: See moose. Kinoe Escape-great accommodation.
Purpose of our trip: Summer holiday.
The weather was: Mostly warm and sunny. Only one day of rain.
What we did: Lily Bay State Park for swimming, rented boat at the Birches, fished from deck on river (no luck), climbed Mount Kineo including the fire tower, climbed Big Moose Mountain, Moose Safari at the Birches, and sat several evenings at the pond north of the Birches.

Guest from Haywards Heath, West SussexStayed at Kineo Escape during August of 2004

Favorite moments: Beautiful memorial on friend’s family’s camp. Top of Little Kineo-beautiful view! Many fires in the fireplace.
How we traveled: Drove, drove, drove and drove.
Notes: Some nice touches are: flannel sheets upstairs, plenty of beds for restless sleepers, games and movies provided, comfortable beds, jug of water provided, mudroom entry, fantasic fireplace, fishing off the dock, very clean, and a helpful caretaker.
People we met: All of our friend’s family and friends. He was well loved!
Places we would recommend: Library and the Birches.
Purpose of our trip: Friend’s memorial-he lived in Greenville and daughter’s 10th birthday.
The weather was: Warm mostly and some rain.
What we did: Fishing (caught 7 fish total), went to the Birches, swam in the lake, hiked Little Kineo and saw a snake on the top.

Guest from Church Fairfax, VAStayed at Kineo Escape during August of 2004

Favorite moments: The unexpected moose sighting on the logging roads!
How we traveled: 1 Toyota Camry, 1 GMC Van, and 1 Chevy Silverado Pickup
Notes: Extremely comfortable, very well equipped. We hope to come back!
People we met: Encountered a lot of friendly locals. Boat driver/guide on moose tour is a great guy!
Purpose of our trip: Rest and relaxation.
The weather was: Cool but comfortable; low 70’s F, mostly sunny and no rain.
What we did: Went looking for moose and found 4! Wiffle ball game in the yard to loosen up the joints-Moose Safari-SPECTACULAR-traveled some fire roads-kayaking from the dock-explored Greenville and the B52 bomber site.

Guest from Barre, MAStayed at Kineo Escape during September of 2004